Project Overview

Free to Air was a series of exhibitions and events that extended across London over a four-year period. Taking as its starting point Roosevelt’s famous ‘four freedoms’ – freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want and freedom from fear – it set out to explore some of the multiple meanings of ‘freedom’ in contemporary society.

Each year a major new commission was showcased at two London venues, whilst an accompanying programme of screenings, events and workshops was presented in galleries and cinemas across London’s boroughs.

The second phase of Free to Air began in September 2010 with a three-screen video installation by Ergin Çavuşoğlu, entitled Crystal and Flame, realised and presented in partnership with PEER. A parallel series of artists’ talks and other events exploring the theme of ‘freedom from want’ entitled Making the Cut followed throughout October 2010.